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2007

SONOMA COUNTY

Whitney's Vineyard, Chardonnay

Planted in 1973, the Whitney's Vineyard (so named after Fred and Juelle Fisher's first daughter) is located on a gravelly hillside with a gently sloping southwestern exposure. The Vineyard is planted to Old Wente clone Chardonnay and produces less than one ton per acre. Today, these vines produce small berries that express their mountain heritage with mineral undertones and uniquely concentrated fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes

The 2007 Whitney's Vineyard has a vibrant intensity, showing pale straw color in the glass with aromas of lemon oil, ripe melon, apricot and honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine has crisp acidity, viscous mouthfeel and intense concentration. Flavors of pear, cardamom, butterscotch, peach and an intriguing wet stone minerality shows through. Simply one of the best Chardonnays we have produced to date!

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • Whole cluster pressed to tank, cold settled for 24 hours
  • Moved to barrel by gravity
  • Native yeast fermentation in barrel
  • 75% of barrels completed Malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 18 months sur lie, 100% French Oak (50% new)

Alcohol by volume is 14.7%
pH 3.50
Bottle date of March 2009
165 cases produced

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